Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Well, we had a fun weekend last week. Hannah and Nathan Dreher came from Brooks to visit with their 3 boys. Cam bought a playhouse at a garage sale for $5 that the kids love. We also found another Garage Free thanks to Rob. We picked up a new baby swing and crib that are both in great condition. We then proceeded to the Hozack's to watch UFC61. It was pretty boring but the company was good and so was the food! I had the best mini-quiche's ever thanks to Melissa. I did another Epicure Party last night which was my first party not knowing anyone! It went well I think. I am getting ready for my trip to Manitoba with the girls in our new van. It is a great blessing. More beach pictures to come. Here is a picture of our van.

Friday, July 07, 2006


The girls and I had a fun day on Wednesday. First we met Kendra and her Mom for a fun trip to Echo Dale Park. After swimming and building sand castles we headed to McDonald's for lunch. Kendra gave me a really nice card and some Mall Money to spend! We are going to miss her for the summer. After lunch we went to visit Cam at work where the girls get suckers and then proceeded to buy a gift for Uncle Kelly's graduation from Law School! Way to go! We are all very proud of him.

It was Rob's birthday supper at Moxie's that night so we sent the girls to Gramma and Papa's for the evening. Rob was also celebrating becoming an uncle and great uncle on the same day! Our dinner took 2.5 hours from ordering to finish because the restaurant was so slow. At least we had free dessert! On the way to Rob and Melissa's, Cam noticed a huge sign that said "Garage Free." Being garage sale addicts we decided to check out the wares. What a goldmine!

We came home with the following:
- 5 games for kids and adults (ie - Monopoly Junior and Trivial Pursuit Genius Edition)
- a two man tent
- a suitcase
- 2 snow shovels
- assorted toys
- a box of china that matches the pattern I inherited from Gramma Rose Hart (what are the chances?)
- kids racquets
- 2 end tables
- a log lamp (very ugly :) )
- a cordless phone
- a carpet steam cleaner


That is all I can remember for now. Our van was loaded to the hilt!

Speaking of vans, we just purchased a 2002 Caravan yesterday. It is onyx in colour but it looks blue grey in the sun and greenish in the evening. It is really nice! I keep slamming the doors because I am not used to them closing so easily! It is fully loaded except for power sliding doors. I am really excited because I will be able to travel to Manitoba next week with the girls. That should be a fun 9 hour trip :)! I will try to post a picture later. More news to come!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Time for Relaxing!

This last month has been really hectic. I had taken on a couple of really cute little girls for a month but it was a lot more work than I had expected. Alexandra was a fun 4.5 year old girl with Down's Syndrome and her sister Lauren was just under 3. Most days I had 6 kids, 5 in diapers and 4 under 2 years of age. I am definately looking forward to the summer. I am planning a holiday to Manitoba with the girls for a week. I have never seen Pretty Valley in the summer and the girls would love to visit Gramma and Grampa. I have a relaxing summer with only 1 extra child per day throughout July with almost 2 weeks off in total. In August we are expecting Gabby (5) and Graceon (1). They will be part time and we are looking forward to keeping a boy around as Colby will no longer be coming in October (he will be a big brother soon after that).

As for holidays this year Cam will have to wait until September for our cruise. We will be spending 5 days aboard the Canival Funship Ecstasy to Cozumel, Mexico and Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico with Rob and Melissa Hozack. We are looking forward to some time away from the hustle and bustle of our every day lives.

We are blessed to have added a temporary member to our family. On Friday, June 30th we welcomed our new Korean exchange student Kyu Jin Song (Korey) to our home. He speaks English very well and seems to like the kids :).

That is a lot of information for now. I hope to post some more pictures later today. Talk to you soon!

Here are Kylie and Kennedy playing outside with Uncle Curtis. Kylie is practicing her wrestling moves.

Here is Kylie playing soccer. She was one of the Crestwood Dental Cougars and she loved "Coach Tim". She mostly picked flowers and danced, but at the last game she scored an assist. Hopefully this will lead to a more productive season next year :).

The girls love brushing their teeth in the newly renovated bathroom.

Kennedy - a girl after Daddy's heart!

Here are a few photo's of the girls playing in the puddles. Medicine Hat has had a lot of rain this year. A couple of nights ago we had rain pouring in under the garage door and throught the roof from the vent!

Kylie and Kennedy playing in the stuffed toys. (Kennedy still has the road rash from her wipeout at the Calgary Zoo.

Here is a picture of Kylie wearing her new capri pants from Old Navy and her favorite shoes (DAWGS).